ESG and the Role of HR webinar panel

ESG and the Role of HR

Dec 15th, 2021

ESG (environmental, social and governance) has risen to the top of boardroom agendas to become a key strategic focus. But what exactly is ESG and what is the role of HR in delivering an organisation’s ESG agenda? Join Matt Phelan as he speaks to:

  • Kevin Withane, Founder, Diversity X
  • Emily Balcombe, ESG Coordinator, YouGov
  • Greg Allen, Partner, TPA Capital

To discuss:

  • What Is ESG? Is it the same as CSR or different in some way?
  • Why is ESG growing in prominence?
  • Do higher ESG scores translate into better business performance?
  • How do investors measure the performance of organisations using ESG scores?
  • Why is ESG relevant to HR leaders?
  • How are an organisation’s people strategies measured using ESG metrics?
  • Looking specifically at cultural health how is this measured and why are employee engagement and happiness important metrics?
  • Is it possible to find comparable ESG metrics on people data?
  • Does ESG present HR with an opportunity to improve the future of work?

1 Year On – Freedom To Be Happy: The Business Case for Happiness

Dec 1st, 2021

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our HR top 10 best seller “Freedom to be Happy: The Business Case for Happiness” we’re getting the band back together! Our very own Matthew Phelan is reuniting with business transformation expert Brandon James to discuss:

  • What’s changed over the last year in employee happiness?
  • What new research has come out since publishing the book?
  • How have people used the book to make a business case for happiness in their business?
  • What is organisational neuroscience?
  • What can organisational culture learn from the natural world?
  • Is Harry Kane the business case for unhappiness?

How to Analyse & Understand Employee Feedback Data

Nov 23rd, 2021

The global pandemic has opened Pandora’s box of emotions in the workplace. It’s created a burning appetite for change for HR teams. It’s also helped leaders recognise that to succeed in attracting and retaining talent, they need to really listen and show empathy to their people. We look at how organisations can analyse and understand employee feedback at scale for both quantitative and qualitative emotional data.

Tony Latter is joined by:

  • Michelle Tracy, HR Director, Wine and Spirits Education Trust
  • Rosanna Bull, Senior Customer Success Manager, The Happiness Index

To discuss how you can:

  • Easily analyse and make sense of your data in real-time
  • Break down data silos and understand your entire employee experience
  • Analyse emotional data
  • Present employee feedback data to your leadership team
  • Turn insights from your employees into action in your people strategy

How to Build an Employee Engagement & Happiness Strategy

Oct 26th, 2021

The global pandemic has supercharged the pace of change in the workplace. This makes discussions around working models, mental health and workplace culture boardroom priorities. Understand how you can create an employee engagement and happiness strategy to help your organisation create a thriving culture that sets your business up for long term success.

Matt Phelan is joined by:

  • Emily Franklin, People and Culture at TSB Bank
  • Silke Brittain, Director of Transformation – People, Culture & Engagement at Clearvoice

To discuss:

  • What are the steps involved in creating an employee engagement and happiness strategy? 
  • What do you need to consider first? 
  • What are the most challenging parts of implementing such a strategy? 
  • How can you embed your strategy for the long-term?

Why Measure Employee Engagement & Happiness?

Oct 12th, 2021

Hybrid working, mental health & workplace culture have become boardroom priorities during the pandemic, gifting HR leaders a golden opportunity to build back better. Rather than using the same old broken model, we explore how measuring employee engagement and happiness can help organisations create a thriving culture that sustains them for long term performance.

Mark Thompson is joined by:

  • Naomi James, Communication and Engagement Manager at Global Digital Commerce – Unilever
  • Clive Hyland, Head of Neuroscience at The Happiness Index

To discuss:

  • What is the difference between Employee Engagement and Happiness?
  • Why should organisations measure both?
  • How can they be measured?
  • Should an organisation have targets for Employee Engagement and Happiness?

How to Engage & Support the Happiness of Working Parents

Sep 28th, 2021

The global pandemic has had a huge impact on working parents, with the upside of increased flexibility for some, marred by higher levels of stress and anxiety pushing others to step back or leave the workforce. The increased awareness of the challenges working parents experience daily, coupled with growing recruitment and retention issues are leading organisations to examine how they can better support them.Matt Phelan is joined by:

  • Mica Ross, HR Director at Numis Securities
  • Sarah HeszCCO at Bubble
  • Jessica Heagren, CEO at That Works For Me


What Do Employees Need to Thrive at Work?

Sep 21st, 2021

Are you grappling with the “Great Resignation” and how to create a better future of work for your people? Join us as we really get under the skin of what employees need to be engaged and happy at work to create a thriving work culture. Matt Phelan is joined by:

  • Dawn Browne, People & Talent Director of Fuller, Smith & Turner
  • Clive Hyland, Head of Neuroscience at The Happiness Index
  • To understand:
  • – What the 8 key factors are that employees need in order to thrive
  • – Why each factor is important and how it can best be nurtured in organisations


Webinar Speakers : Jemma, David & Darren hosted by Matt Phelan

Is Culture a Scaling Superpower?

Jun 30th, 2021

Is your company going through a stage of rapid growth? Is your culture something you’re proud of? Are you hoping to make culture the secret ingredient in helping your organisation grow? 

Our panel of experts have been in the exact same situation. Periods of change and growth can put a particular strain on your business and on the social & business culture of an organisation. Join us for a discussion around these challenges and how to overcome them.

Matt Phelan is joined by:

To discuss:

  • How important do you think culture is to the success of growing a business?
  • As a scale up, when is the right time to start thinking about culture?
  • Are there particular points in a growth journey when sustaining a thriving culture becomes more difficult in your experience?
  • Should you hire for “culture fit” or does this lead to a mono-culture?
  • How can you listen to your people and involve them in creating and maintaining your culture?
  • Do you have KPIs when it comes to your culture? What are they?


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Happiness & Humans LIVE S2 Ep 10

Jun 10th, 2021

Hayley Charlesworth, founder of The Helping Harry Trust and Harry’s Pals guest-starred on Happiness & Humans-Live to share how organisations can better support employees who are carers!

Top Takeaways:

  • Why it’s important for organisations to invest in employees who are carers.
  • How to support employees who are carers
  • Understanding the experience of what it means to be a carer


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